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Spanish midfielder plays 143rd game in the competition

Fabregas said yesterday it 'never went through my head not to continue here'

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas insists he never had any plans to leave Barcelona despite double bid from Manchester United

United offered £35m for the 26-year-old former Arsenal captain but midfielder confirms he never thought about leaving the club of his dreams

Cesc Fabregas has said that Mesut Ozil was the second best player at Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas says Arsenal have signed the 'second best player at Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo' in Mesut Ozil

Former Gunners captain was surprised Real allowed the Germany international to leave and insists he will be a great addition to the club

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Pep Guardiola seeks to win his first trophy with Bayern

Bayern Munich v Chelsea: Revenge on the cards for Pep Guardiola against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho in the Uefa Super Cup

Bayern Munich have insisted that the Super Cup against Chelsea in Prague is not about revenge, but Pep Guardiola might feel differently.

Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves (L) and Brazilian forward Neymar celebrate with the Spanish Super Cup

Spanish Super Cup: Gerardo Martino dedicates Barcelona win against Atletico Madrid to Tito Vilanova

New manager praises his predecessor, who stood down amid a battle with cancer

Barcelona celebrate Adriano's goal

La Liga review: Adriano scores wonder-strike as Barcelona sneak 1-0 win over Malaga

Two wins out of two for the champions

Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva ends Barcelona speculation by signing new deal with PSG

Brazil international puts pen to paper on deal through to 2018

Philippe Coutinho

World Cup dream drives Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian ended last season in fine form

Deals of the week - a Dublin break, a Barcelona escape, Lanzarote dining

Less than £200: Make the most of your bank holiday this month, with a two-night break in Dublin. Cresta Holidays is offering the trip for £199pp, including B&B at the three-star Lansdowne Hotel and Aer Lingus flights from Heathrow on Saturday 24 August. Crestaholidays.co.uk

Cesc Fabregas in pre-season action for Barcelona

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas puts an end to Manchester United interest by admitting he wants to stay at Barcelona

Midfielder has said he is 'very happy' with his dream club and that stories have been invented regarding a return to the Premier League

Marouane Fellaini is valued at £20m

New Manchester United manager David Moyes lines up bid for Everton linchpins Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines

Manchester United are expected to submit an imminent joint bid to Everton for both Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, as manager David Moyes seeks through his former club the transfer market success that has eluded him elsewhere this summer.

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<b>Away kit</b><br/>
Liverpool's away kit has been among the most heavily criticised ahead of the start of the season. Some have described it as akin to a Christmas jumper - which will perhaps be apt during the festive fixture pile-up - but for the rest of the season it'll just look daft.
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<b>Reaction on Twitter...</b><br/><br/>
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The Liverpool away kit seems to be based on a Space Invaders clone from the mid 80s.
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I don't blame Suarez for wanting to leave Liverpool... Who would want to be seen wearing their new away kit?

Poll results: Liverpool away kit is NOT the worst strip of the new season

But which club does come out on top in our poll?

Cristiano Ronaldo

'I don't spit on the plate from which I eat': Cristiano Ronaldo responds to 'other Ronaldo' jibe from Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager claims the 'true' Ronaldo is the now retired Brazilian

Cesc Fabregas in pre-season action for Barcelona

Transfer news: Cesc Fabregas will not join Manchester United - at least not this summer - reveals Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

La Liga champions claim United have accepted defeat in their pursuit of the former Arsenal captain

Sale away: Cruise bargains are still available this summer

Cruise Report: Plenty of ships to fill, so grab a last-minute European deal

If you are among the cautious thousands who have waited until now to book a summer holiday, there is a far better choice of last-minute cruises than the cruise lines – with their "book now to avoid disappointment" warnings – would have us believe.

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Actress sees off speculation about her appearance in an amazing way

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'Right Here' singer Jess Glynne is nominated for Best Newcomer at the MOBO Awards 2014
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The last great picture - Winner 'Black and White' and overall 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'
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The Putin automaton will go on sale next month in Germany
videoMusical Putin toy showing him annexing Crimea could sell for millions
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Powerful images of strays taken moments before being put down

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London